Contributor Profile

Emma Watkinson

Job TitleCo Founder & CEO

Company NameSilkFred


Emma Watkinson, 31, is the co-founder & CEO of London based digital fashion destination With her natural entrepreneurial flair and 10 years of fashion, retail and e-commerce experience, Watkinson and her co-founders, Stephen & Kate Jackson, launched SilkFred in 2012; a website offering the world’s best independent fashion labels in one place. SilkFred has revolutionised the digital landscape by creating an online curated marketplace; a destination to discover distinctive designs & unique, independent brands all in one place. Alongside her team of 80+, Emma is growing SilkFred as a social media sensation to provide women with unforgettable outfits for all the memorable moments in their lives. Watkinson continues to develop her retail platform internationally, having empowered the success of 700+ independent brands. There is an ever-increasing appetite for unique fashion and exclusive designs; SilkFred is a driving force behind this market and synchronising its supply with the customer’s demand.

Conference Sessions

  • INTERVIEW: Secrets for a successful retail social media strategy

    Wednesday14:15 - 14:4501 May 2019
    Headline Stage

      Some statistics estimate that by 2021 there will be over 3 billion social network users worldwide, providing clear opportunities for retailers to tap into the...

    • Language: English

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